October 14, 2010

Women's Ice Hockey On The Road Against The University Of Maine

Quinnipiac University Bobcats (4-0-0) vs.
University of Maine Black Bears (2-2-0)
Friday, October 15, 2010 - 7 p.m.
Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 4 p.m.
Harold Alfond Sports Arena - Orono, Me.

Bobcats Head North

The Quinnipiac University women's ice hockey team travels to Orono, Me. to face the University of Maine Black Bears on Friday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 16 at 4 p.m.

Follow The Bobcats
Live Stats for both weekend games will be available. To access live stats, please click on the appropriate links on women's ice hockey schedule at www.quinnipiacbobcats.com.

About The University Of Maine
The Black Bears are coming off a poor weekend in which they lost both contests to #3 Mercyhurst College, 5-2 and 6-1 respectively. Maine is led by sophomore forward Brittany Dougherty who has three goals and five assists on the young season. Senior forward Jennie Gallo is an offensive leader, with four goals and two assists, as well as junior forwards Myriam Croussette and Danielle Ward, who each have two goals and four assists. Sophomore goaltender Brittany Ott is the force between the pipes for Maine, as she has compiled a .924 save percentage and a 3.67 goals-against average on the year. She is the reigning Women's Hockey East Association Defensive Player of the Week, after setting the school record with 69 total saves against #3 Mercyhurst on October 9 as well as another 45 saves the following night.

All-Time Against The Black Bears
This weekend's games will be the 10th and 11th time the two teams will have faced each other. Quinnipiac is 1-7-1 all-time against Maine. The last meeting between the two sides was on December 10, 2005 in which Quinnipiac was defeated, 4-3.

Last Time Out
Quinnipiac improved its record to 4-0, with two wins over the weekend against Northeastern and Sacred Heart. On Saturday, Oct. 9 against Northeastern, the Bobcats netted two goals in each of the first two periods as they held the Huskies scoreless for a 4-0 victory. Sophomore goaltender Victoria Vigilanti (Woodbridge, Ontario) made 27 saves on the evening to earn her third win of the season. The following night, Quinnipiac defeated Sacred Heart 5-0, as freshman forward Erica Uden Johansson (Sundsvall, Sweden) led the way with her first-career hat trick.

Hat Trick Hero
Johansson broke out with her best performance of the season against Sacred Heart on October 10, as she posted her first-career hat trick. She also collected a goal and an assist on October 9, against Northeastern in a 4-0 win. Her weekend efforts resulted in being awarded the ECAC Hockey/MLX Skates Rookie and Player of the Week Honors. On the season, Uden Johansson is the team leader in goals, with five, and second on the team in points, with eight.

40/40 Club
Vigilanti was a perfect 40 for 40 in save opportunities over the weekend against Northeastern and Sacred Heart. Her 27 saves against Northeastern were a season-high. Vigilanti has 84 saves on the season for a .988 save percentage and a .25 goals-against average. For the second-consecutive week, Vigilanti was names ECAC Hockey/MLX Skates Goaltender of the Week.

KB Toys With The Opposition
Babstock had another exceptional week, scoring two goals and three assists against Northeastern and Sacred Heart. Against the Huskies, the Mississauga native recorded a goal and an assist. Babstock picked up two helpers and one clever goal against the Pioneers. She leads the Bobcats in points, with 10, and assists, with six.

Defense Turns Offensive
Quinnipiac defenders had a major role in the weekend's scoring, as the back line tallied one goal and five assists. Junior Jordan Elkins (Wasilla, Alaska) sniped her first goal of the year on a slap shot just inside the blue line during the Bobcats' 4-0 win over Northeastern. Junior Bethany Dymarczyk (Hamden, Conn.) and sophomore Regan Boulton (Brandon, Manitoba) each collected two assists on the weekend. Felica Vieweg (Port Orange, Fla.) was credited with her second assist of the season on October 9 against Northeastern.

National Recognition
Quinnipiac received eight votes in the USCHO.com Division I Women's Poll released on October 11. The Bobcats finished the 2009-10 season ranked 10th, its highest ranking in program history.

Home Action
Quinnipiac returns home on Friday, Oct. 22 at 5 p.m. to face the Boston College Eagles at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn.